Good first games for the new guys, impressed with Marvin Williams and Randy Foye. They shot well from the 3 too, so hopefully that gives them 3 consistent threats from down there. Favors and Kanter did well in the minutes given, Favors got 10 boards in 17 minutes and Kanter got 7 boards in 14 minutes, but the 4 turnovers for Kanter was a bit concerning. Looks like he was getting under the skin of Curry towards the end as well.
Looks like its going to be tough to give Kanter and Favors more than 15-18 minutes a game with Jefferson on the team.
Favors had TO's as well and Kanter picked up the two quick fouls. That's what young guys do and they have to do better at that to play more.
Figured Burks would be playing this year. Demarrre has certainly earned his spot in the rotation but I think Ty is going to have to go with the hot hand. They made their first run when Tinsley first came in after Mo's 2 fouls but he wasn't that great after that and Foye didn't come on til the end of the game when they put it away. Could have given Burks a shot when they were getting lit up from 3 at least in the first half.
Interesting to see Foye in at the end of the game instead of Hayward too. Went with his vets.
With a deep and big team, Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin wants to force opponents' hands with match-ups: "When they go small, we want to try and force our will on them and we try to make them match up to our big guys." He thought that happened in Utah's 113-94 win over Dallas in Wednesday's season-opener. …
Corbin on second-year guard Alec Burks only getting two minutes: "It's just one game. We'll see where it goes. Alec has worked his butt off to deserve minutes on the floor. All the guys are in a bind for minutes. It's going to be a tough time to get guys quality minutes, night in and night out. It's a long season." …
Burks is bigger than Foye and Foye bigger than Tinsley. Hopefully he's ready to go small if need be too.
Veteran shooting guard Manu Ginobili said he expects to play limited minutes tonight against Utah after missing the first two games of the season with back spasms. “(I feel) much better, of course,” Ginobili said after Saturday’s shootaround at the team practice facility. “Mentally and physically, since I’m going to be able to play. I had a tough week last week with a lot of back pain. I just couldn’t practice with the team. I needed more time.” San Antonio Express-News
Was kinda iffy on the signing of Foye, but he's certainly proving his worth so far. Don't expect him to keep up this pace, but the fact they have a guy who can go out there, nail some 3's and jump start the offense is a big plus.